View Full Version : Tennis String - Longest Survivor?

07-09-2006, 08:04 PM
just wondering which tennis string has been available in the market for the longest period and is still doing well now? Is it Prince Synthetic Gut?

07-09-2006, 10:15 PM
Babolat VS has been around for quite a while and is still a very popular string.

07-09-2006, 10:16 PM
babolat has been around since people played tennis in dresses and long pants.

07-09-2006, 10:16 PM
i believe babolat was the first to make gut string....so im guessing it's Babolat VS gut. since im pretty sure all the other stuff came after.

07-09-2006, 11:02 PM
i think VS Gut takes the win on this

07-10-2006, 04:28 AM
Leoina 66 has been around longer than I care to remember.

07-10-2006, 06:39 AM
VS Gut - I sure it has change a little (processing, etc). But it is still been their number one string...

07-10-2006, 09:23 AM
for non-gut, Blue Star is still available in limited circles. It had that scratchy velcro feel

Capt. Willie
07-10-2006, 10:03 AM
If we are talking synthetic gut, Leoina 66 and 77 (as Nuke pointed out above) has been around very long. I recall using this stuff 25+ years ago. Blue Star, which I did not know was still on the market, goes back to the same time period.